Thank you for participating in the first ever Whistle Pig Vail Gravel Fondo: a 57-mile ride complete with 5,444 feet of climbing, 60% gravel roads along Vail’s most scenic back country trails and the opportunity to ride with pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton!
During the weekend of:
Thursday, August 16
Rider bib & packet pick-up – 4:00-6:00pm
Friday, August 17
Rider bib & packet pick-up – 7:00-7:45am
Ride Start – 8:00am
Start & Finish & Packet Pick-Up:
Mountain Plaza (Vail, Colorado)
Near Gondola One
What is a Gravel Fondo?
This is a ride, not a race. Gravel Fondos are one of the fastest growing genres of cycling – providing riders with a new sense of thrill and stunning scenery (and a welcomed breather from road traffic).
You probably already have what it takes to get started and race a Gravel Fondo: a road or cyclocross bike, a little thicker tires, and a couple of spare tubes. The best thing is, this ride is 100% supported by moto and mechanical staff to help you along the way.
- Rules of the road outside Town of Vail limits
- 2 chip-timed climbs
- Awards will be given for cumulative time. No awards for finish times. All riders must complete the course to be eligible for prizes & awards.
- On-Course aid stations (locations TBD)
- Course support to include:
- Technical Support
- Sag Support
- Men & Women: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
- Men Clydesdale (200 lbs+)
- Gravel or Mountain Bike (Road Bikes should have min 28-30mm tires)
- Min 39/25 or 27+ gearing recommended
- Racers should carry spare tube, pump/CO2
- Pace & Follow vehicles
- Neutral moto support
- Roving SAG vehicle support
- Police & Course Marshals at critical intersections
- Stocked rest stops
- Complete course signage & markings
- Friendly staff
No License Required
No racing license of any kind is required for this event. All participants must sign event waiver prior to competing.
Early Bird (through August 9)
Event (August 10-17)
All Participants Receive:
- Premium event tee from Cirque Mtn Apparel
- The opportunity to ride with pro-cyclist, Tyler Hamilton
- Post-tour Party with lunch & beer
- Professional moto & mechanical support throughout the course
- Stocked rest stops & feed zones
- Professional registration & support staff
- Incredible Colorado scenery
- BONUS: During two timed stages of the ride, the top 2 quickest cyclist in each category will win a prize fromGoPro, Princeton Tec, YETI, Yakima or Smartwool!
THE VIP EXPERIENCE WITH TYLER HAMILTON IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Please contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.